Utah Prescription Drug Crimes Attorney
Abuse of prescription drugs, especially pain medications such as oxycontin, is a serious offense in Utah and one which Utah prosecutors in Salt Lake City, Ogden, Provo, and throughout Utah prosecute vigorously. It is not just the illegal consumption of prescription drugs that is prosecuted but also the mere possession of prescription drugs without a valid prescription obtained from health care practitioner such as a doctor who is acting in the course of his professional practice.
Often times individuals will forge a doctor’s prescription to obtain the drugs. The forgery of the doctor’s prescription is another separate count that the prosecutor will pursue against the defendant.
In fact, the consumption and possession of prescription drugs is treated just like the consumption and possession of illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and meth. The penalties are as stringent for illegal prescription drug use and possession as they are for illegal drugs.
Sometimes charges of illegal possession of prescription drugs will be brought against persons who legitimately obtained from their doctor. How can this happen? Assume that you were prescribed oxycontin for pain management post-surgery. You remove the pills from the bottle and stick some in your pocket for later use as prescribed by your doctor. As it happens you have a run in with the police for whatever reason which results in your being searched and voila, they find the pills and slap you with charges for illegal possession of prescription drugs. Far fetched? Not quite. In our practice we run into just those types of scenarios.
Whatever the reason for why you have been charged with illegal possession or consumption of prescription drugs you can count on us to protect you.
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We are experienced drug crimes attorneys and are standing by ready to help you. The criminal defense team at Salcido Law Firm can be contacted 24 hours a day. Call us at 801.413.1753 or toll free at 888.337.3235 or email us to set up your free consultation today. We’ll get you through this difficult time so that you can move on with your life. Contact us today and Get Protected! We serve all of Utah including Salt Lake City, Ogden, and Provo.